Uncategorized 04.05.2008 2
Sony company has rolled out their newest world smallest full HD camcorder, under the name SONY HDR-TG1.
In only ten ounces and only 1.1 inch wide, 4.7 inches tall and 2.5 inches deep, HDR-TG1 is the smallest HD camcorder available on the market.
It’s a small as a toy but it is not a toy, it can record full 1920 x 1080 HD video and take 4 Megapixel photos to Sony M2 memory card.
When some gadget is so small as TG1 is, there is a great possibility that you will drop it from time to time, that it will fell from your pocket on the ground. Considering that, Sony built this camcorder in a extremely durable titanium body with premium guard coating that will resist all kind of scratches and torture but still it’s quite fancy.
You can notice that this cam is not using miniDV cassette , instead it stores HD video directly to the memory card. The size of the device it self is just a little bigger then the miniDV tape it self.
TG1 is shipped with 4GB M2 memory card so you can record you HD video straight out of the box. Forget about disks and tapes.
I think this is the first camcorder that utilizes Face detection technology often seen on the digital cameras. And it’s available for photos and video recording. It can identify up to eight faces, nicely presented on 2.7 inch touch panel LCD screen, camcorder will automatically adjust focus and exposure for natural looking skin tones.
Of course software of the camera is only secondary thing for image and video quality. The first thing is a good lens. Sony TG1 has a high-quality Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar 10x optical zoom lens and 2 megapixel ClearVid CMOS sensor.
Audio is recorded in Dolby Digital 5.1 channel surround sound and features a built-in zoom microphone, delivering clear recordings of your subjects along with the video.
Perfect travel companion, how much? $900 that’s the price of of having HD camcorder in you pocket. Sony HDR-TG1 is a definitely great product, but the price the price is just too much – at least for me.